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Press Releases

HPC Advisory Council Announces Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference 2015

Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the HPC Advisory Council Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference 2015 on February 2-3, 2015 at Stanford, California. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. In addition, there will be a strong focus on socially responsible computing, with advancements in solutions for the small to medium enterprise to have better use of power, cooling, hardware, and software.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Annual South Africa High-Performance Computing Conference

Sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Oct. 13, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in association with the CHPC National Meeting, will hold the HPC Advisory Council South Africa High-Performance Computing Conference 2014 on December 3, 2014 at the Kruger National Park in south Africa. The conference is open to all registered attendees of the CHPC National Meeting, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council and ISC High Performance Conference Announce Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

Student teams to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during the 2015 conference

Sunnyvale, Ca. – September 15, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the ISC High Performance Conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, today announced the return of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC program of events. In a real-time competition, 11 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC 2015 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. It all concludes with a ceremony on the main conference keynote stage to award and recognize all student participants in front of thousands of HPC luminaries.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 1st Annual Singapore High-Performance Computing Conference

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Aug. 4, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in association with A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, will hold the HPC Advisory Council Singapore High-Performance Computing Conference 2014 on October 7, 2014 in Singapore. The conference is open to the public and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the conference. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 6th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Aug. 4, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced its 6th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop on November 5th, 2014 at the Chime Long Hotel, Guangzhou, P. R. China in conjunction with the HPC China 2014 Conference. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 3rd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN – July 1, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will host the 3rd Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2014 at the University of Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain, on September 24th, 2014. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the conference.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 1st Annual Brazil Conference on May 26-27, 2014

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 2, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the University of São Paulo, will host the 1st Annual HPC Advisory Council Brazil Conference 2014 at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil on May 26-27, 2014. The conference will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing and the cloud. The preliminary agenda can now be viewed online. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 5th Annual European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14)

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 2, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’14, will host the 5th  Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2014 in the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 5 (First Floor), Leipzig, Germany on June 22, 2014. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. The preliminary agenda can now be viewed online. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference and Exascale Workshop 2014

Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Dec. 16, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the HPC Advisory Council Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference and Exascale Workshop on February 3-5, 2014 at Stanford, California. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. New to this year’s program is the extended Exascale Workshop, a half-day event organized as part of the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Affiliates Program Conference, which will illustrate the vision of Exascale scientific computing. Talks will be given by leaders in the hardware community, representatives of the national laboratories, and engineering firms. The new Stanford Center for Exascale Engineering Computing sponsored by the DOE will also be featured.

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HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Announce Switzerland Conference 2014

Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. and LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Dec. 11, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), will host the 5th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2014 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 31st through April 3rd, 2014. New this year, is an additional day of tutorials and will include comprehensive education for topics such as the progress of Exascale in the European Union, accelerators, high-speed interconnects, Big Data, HPC Cloud, OpenStack, storage and server advancements, new topologies, and middleware and communication libraries. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces HPCmusic Subgroup

New subgroup devoted to enhance HPC usage in music creation and to develop HPC cluster solutions that further enable the future of music production

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Dec. 9, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPCmusic subgroup, an advanced research project that focuses on the usage of High-Performance Computing (HPC) to enable advancements in music production and creation. The new subgroup is chaired by Antonis Karalis, whom in 2012 received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council University Award for advanced research in the subject area of music in high-performance computing.

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HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference Announce University Teams for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge

Student teams from around the world to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during ISC’14 conference

Sunnyvale, Ca. – Dec. 3, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), today announced the 11 university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC’14 program of events.

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Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission

Submission Ends November 1, 2013

Leipzig, Germany, October 7 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14), call on high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) by November 1, 2013.

Out of the received applications, 11 teams will be chosen and given the task to build a small cluster of their design and run a series of benchmarks and applications in real-time on the ISC’14 exhibition floor. The friendly competition will conclude with an awards ceremony, recognizing all teams in different categories, on the keynote stage, in front of the conference attendees.  

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The HPC Advisory Council Announces 5th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced its 5th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop on October 28th, 2013 at the Sangria Hotel, Guilin, Guangxi, P. R. China in conjunction with the HPC China 2013 Conference. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference Announces Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition

Student teams to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during the ISC’14 conference

Sunnyvale, Ca. – Aug. 21, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), today announced the return and expansion of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC’14 program of events. In a real-time competition, 11 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC’14 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. It all concludes with a ceremony on the main conference keynote stage to award and recognize all student participants in front of thousands of HPC luminaries.

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The HPC Advisory Council Announces 2nd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN – June 18, 2013 –The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will host the 2nd Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2013 at the Campus Diagonal Nord, Barcelona, Spain, on September 12th, 2013. The conference will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the conference.

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The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference to Showcase the Industry’s Next Generation of HPC Coders and Cluster Administrators with 2nd Annual Student Cluster Challenge

Student teams from around the world will compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during ISC’13 conference

Sunnyvale, Ca. – June 13, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), today announced its 2nd Annual HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge will be a major highlight during ISC’13. In a real-time challenge, 8 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC’13 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 4th Annual European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’13)

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. – March 20, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’13, will host the 4th  Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2013 in the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 5 (First Floor), Leipzig, Germany on June 16, 2013. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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HPC Advisory Council and Swiss Supercomputing Centre Announce Switzerland Conference 2013

Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. and LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Jan. 21, 2013 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, will host the 4th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2013 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 13-15, 2013. The conference will update attendees on the progress of Exascale in the European Union and will include comprehensive education for topics such as accelerators, high-speed interconnects, Big Data, HPC Cloud, storage and server advancements, and middleware and communication libraries. In addition, attendees will receive advanced hands-on training for topics on clustering, network, troubleshooting, tuning, and optimizations. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference 2013

Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available

Sunnyvale, CA. – Dec. 4, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPC Advisory Council Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference on February 7th and 8th, 2013 at Stanford, California. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. The conference is open to the public and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis.

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HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference Announces University Teams for HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge

Student teams from around the world to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during ISC’13 conference

Sunnyvale, CA. – Dec. 3, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), today announced the university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC’13 program of events. University-based teams to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art HPC systems and applications on the ISC’13 show-floor will be the following: The University of Edinburgh (EPCC) from the United Kingdom, Chemnitz University of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from Germany, Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) from Costa Rica, University of Colorado Boulder (CU) from the USA, National Tsing Hua University (NTSU) from Taiwan, a university to be determined in a run-off competition via the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) from South Africa, and two university teams from China who will be determined in a run-off competition via Inspur in early 2013.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Winner of 2012 University Award Program

Proposals for HPC Advisory Council University Award Program 2013 Now Open

Sunnyvale, CA. – Nov. 28, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced that Antonis Karalis has received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council University Award 2012 for advanced research in the subject area of music in high-performance computing. One of the HPC Advisory Council’s main activities is community and education outreach. The University Award program is an outgrowth of this, and is intended to enhance students’ computing knowledge-base.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 4th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

Sunnyvale, CA. – Sept. 24, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPC Advisory Council’s 4th Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop on October 28th, 2012 in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China in conjunction with the HPC China 2012 Conference. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.

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HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference Announces Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge

Student teams to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during ISC’13 conference

Sunnyvale, CA. – August 13, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), today announced the return and expansion of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC’13 program of events. In a real-time challenge, 9 teams of undergraduate students will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC’13 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Spain Supercomputing Conference 2012

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Sunnyvale, CA. and Barcelona, Spain – July 2, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, will host the HPC Advisory Council Spain Supercomputing Conference 2012 at the University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain, on September 13th, 2012. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments and emerging technologies, best practices and hands-on training. The conference will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists, students and industry affiliates for cross-training and to discuss recent HPC developments and future advancements. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the conference.

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The HPC Advisory Council Announces 3rd Annual European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’12)

Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available

SUNNYVALE, CA. – March 15, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’12, will host the 3rd Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2012 in the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Hall D, Hamburg, Germany on June 17, 2012. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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The HPC Advisory Council Announces New GPU-Based Development and Application Benchmarking Center

A key step by the Council to provide world-leading resources for the HPC community to develop next generation HPC applications and environments

SUNNYVALE, CA. – March 13, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing (HPC) research, outreach and education, today announced a new NVIDIA GPU-based HPC development center. The new center is part of the HPC Advisory Council’s High Performance Center, and will provide remote access to the HPC community free of charge for developing, testing and benchmarking the next generation of HPC applications.

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HPC Advisory Council Membership Exceeds Over 300 Global Members

Council increases HPC awareness, education and resources through robust global membership

SUNNYVALE, CA. and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Jan. 9, 2012 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education announced today that its global membership has increased to over 300 member organizations. Council members consist of a wide range of companies and end-users, including best-in-class original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), strategic technology suppliers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and selected end-users across the entire range of HPC market segments.  The complete list of members can be found on the HPC Advisory Council website at www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Israel Supercomputing Conference 2012

SUNNYVALE, CA. and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Dec. 12, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, will host the HPC Advisory Council Israel Supercomputing Conference 2012 at the Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel on February 7, 2012. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing in Israel, latest technology developments around the world, trends, how high-performance computing can benefit small to large businesses and accelerate research activities, HPC best practices and advanced HPC topics. The conference is open to the public and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates from Israel and abroad.

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HPC Advisory Council and Swiss Supercomputing Centre Announce Switzerland Conference 2012

SUNNYVALE, CA. and LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Dec. 12, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2012 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 13-15, 2012. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) education, hands-on and classroom training and overviews of new important HPC developments and trends.

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HPC Advisory Council Receives Intel® Cluster Ready Explorer Award

SC11, Seattle, WA. – Nov. 14, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced it has been honored with the ‘Explorer Award’ from the Intel® Cluster Ready team at Intel, which recognizes organizations who have continued to explore and implement Intel Cluster Ready certified systems. The award was given as a result of the numerous joint activities between the HPC Advisory Council and Intel Cluster Ready, such as testing and benchmarking applications on Intel Cluster Ready certified clusters, developing documents and best practices for implementing open source applications on Intel Cluster Ready certified clusters, and extending Intel Cluster Ready’s reach into HPC end-user audiences.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Winner of Fall 2011 University Award Program

SC11, Seattle, WA. – Nov. 14, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that Jacob Nelson from the University of Washington has received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council Fall 2011 University Award for advanced research in the subject area of high-performance computing for his proposal, ‘Runtime Support for Sparse Graph Applications’.

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HPC Advisory Council Reaches Publication of over 150 Best Practices and Guidelines for a Wide-Variety of HPC and Cloud Applications

SC11, Seattle, WA. – Nov. 14, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced it has reached over 150 best practices and installation guidelines for over 40 high-performance applications. The HPC Advisory Council provides best practices and installation guidelines which, through experience and research, have shown to improve clustering and applications efficiency, scalability and productivity.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Stanford High-Performance Computing Workshop

Sunnyvale, CA.– Sept 26, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPC Advisory Council Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference on December 6th and 7th, 2011 at Stanford, California. The workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. The workshop is open to the public and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 3rd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

Sunnyvale, CA.– Sept 19, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPC Advisory Council’s 3rd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop on October 26th, 2011 in Jinan, China in conjunction with the HPC China 2011 Conference. The workshop will focus on efficient high-performance computing through best practices, future system capabilities through new hardware, software and computing environments and high-performance computing user experience. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Fall 2011 University Award Program

Sunnyvale, CA.– Sept. 19, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the Fall 2011 University Award Pro­gram, and is currently accepting research proposals from university undergraduate and graduate students that focus on advanced research in the subject area of high-performance computing.

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HPC Advisory Council Showcases World’s First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Demonstration at ISC’11

ISC’11 Hamburg, Germany – June 20, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced it will showcase the world’s first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand during the ISC’11 conference in Hamburg, Germany from June 20-22. The demonstration is part of the HPC Advisory Council activities of hosting and organizing new technology demonstrations at leading HPC conferences that demonstrate new solutions which will influence future HPC systems in term of performance, scalability and utilization. The 56Gb/s InfiniBand demonstration will connect participating exhibitors on the ISC’11 showroom floor as part of the HPC Advisory Council ISCnet network.

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HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference Announces Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge

ISC’11 Hamburg, Germany – June 20, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference, today announced the inclusion of the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC’12 program of events. In a real-time challenge, teams of undergraduate students will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC’12 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces the 2010-2011 Awards Recognizing Members for Their Tremendous Support of the Council’s HPC Outreach, Research, and Educational Activities

ISC’11 Hamburg, Germany – June 20, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that it will honor seven of its members including AMD, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Dell, HP, Intel, International SuperComputing (ISC) and Mellanox Technologies for their contribution and support during the June 2010 to June 2011 time frame.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Winner of Spring 2011 University Award Program

ISC’11, Hamburg, Germany – June 20, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that Dr. Marco Aldinucci from the University of Torino has received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council Spring 2011 University Award for advanced research in the subject area of high-performance computing for his proposal, ‘Effective Streaming on Multi-core by Way of the FastFlow Framework’. The research activity is a collaboration between scientists and students from both the University of Torino and the University of Pisa in Italy.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 2nd Annual European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’11)

SUNNYVALE, CA., April 25, 2011 The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’11, will host the 2nd Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2011 in the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany on June 19, 2011. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.

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HPC Advisory Council’s Worldwide Membership Grows to over 200

Large, Diverse Membership Provides Council with a Wide Array of HPC Application, Systems, Performance and Tuning Knowledge to Enhance End-User HPC Experience and Adoption

SUNNYVALE, CA., and LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Feb. 14, 2011 The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced that it has grown global membership to over 200 member organizations. Members include best-in-class original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), strategic technology suppliers, independent software vendors (ISVs), worldwide universities and higher education, national laboratories and selected end-users across the entire range of high-performance computing (HPC) market segments. The complete list of members can be found on the Council website at www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com. Formed in May of 2008, the HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing use and its potential, as well as to bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Switzerland Workshop 2011

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Jan. 31, 2011 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2011 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 21-23, 2011. The workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) education, hands-on and classroom training and overviews of new important HPC developments and trends.

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The University of Colorado at Boulder Sponsored by the HPC Advisory Council Receives SC’10 Student Cluster Competition Fan Favorite Award

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Nov. 15, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced that the Student Cluster Competition team from the University of Colorado has received the Fan Favorite Award. The award was given to the team with the most votes collected from SC’10 attendees throughout the three days of competition.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Winner of 2010 University Award Program

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Nov. 15, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced that Xiangqian Hu from Duke University has received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council 2010 University Award for advanced research in the subject area of high-performance computing. One of the HPC Advisory Council’s main activities is community and education outreach. The University Award program is an outgrowth of this, and is intended to enhance students’ computing knowledge-base.

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HPC Advisory Council Reaches Publication of over 50 Best Practices and Guidelines for a Wide-Variety of HPC and Cloud Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA. – Nov. 1, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced it has reached over 50 Best Practices for a multitude of high-performance applications. The HPC Advisory Council provides best practices, which through experience and research, have shown to improve clustering and applications efficiency, scalability and productivity.

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HPC Advisory Council Forms Worldwide Centers of Excellence

SUNNYVALE, CA. and LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Aug. 17, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced the formation of its regional Centers of Excellence, broadening the scope and mission of the Council’s programs throughout the world. The HPC Advisory Council Centers of Excellence will provide local support for the HPC Advisory Council’s programs, local workshops and conferences, as well as host local computing centers that can be used to extend such activities.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces University Award Program

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading worldwide organization for high-performance computing research, development, outreach and education, today announced a University Award pro­gram that will be accepting research proposals for advanced research in the subject area of high-performance computing. Twice a year, the HPC Advisory Council will select worthy proposals allowing winners to benefit from a range of the council’s resources and events, including the opportunity to present their final research results to a wider audience.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces 2nd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 19, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPC Advisory Council’s 2nd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop on October 27th, 2010 in Beijing, China in conjunction with the HPC China National Annual Conference on High-Performance Computing. Call for presentations  as well as workshop sponsorships are now open. The workshop will focus on efficient high-performance computing through best practices, future system capabilities through new hardware, software and computing environments and high-performance computing user experience. The workshop will be opened with a keynote presentation by Prof. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda who leads the Network-Based Computing Research Group at The Ohio State University and will be followed by distinguished speakers from the academia and the industry. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.

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HPC Advisory Council Showcases Multivendor 120Gb/s Network Demonstration at ISC’10

Adds Intel-based Dell Platform System “Maia” to its High-Performance Center

ISC’10 Hamburg, Germany – June 1, 2010 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the largest demonstration of the industry’s fastest network during the ISC’10 conference (May 31st – June 3rd) in Hamburg, Germany. The 120Gb/s InfiniBand demonstration will connect participating exhibitors on the ISC’10 showroom floor for demonstrating leading solutions and technologies for high-speed visualization. The demo will shed light on the 4,500-year-old Khufu Pyramid mystery using a real-time, 3D simulation. A small cluster will recreate the Kheops construction site, exactly as it was 4,500 years ago. The demo will merge real and virtual worlds via an interactive 3D experience on the ISC10 show floor.

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HPC Advisory Council’s High-Performance Center Adds AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series Platform-based System

April 13, 2010 - SUNNYVALE, CA - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that a new compute cluster based on the AMD (NYSE: AMD) Opteron™ 6000 Series platform (code name “Magny Cours”) and Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) ConnectX®-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and IS5000 switches is now available through the Council’s High-Performance Center. The new system enriches the HPC Advisory Council High-Performance Center with the latest CPUs from AMD and CORE-Direct™ MPI collectives offload capability from Mellanox Technologies, allowing Council members to further extend application research, development and best practices to new areas. The new system, located in Sunnyvale, California, provides local and remote access for users. Remote access can be requested at http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/cluster_center.php.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference

March 29, 2010 - SUNNYVALE, CA - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’10, will host the HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2010 in the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany on May 30, 2010. The workshop will cover advanced topics such as GPU computing, MPI offloads, congestion management, networking optimizations and will feature presenters from Oakridge National Laboratory, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Simula Research Laboratory, the 451 Group, and HPC Advisory Council professionals as well as technologists from various Independent Software Vendors and OEMs. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists, students and industry affiliates to discuss recent HPC developments and future advancements.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces Switzerland InfiniBand Workshop

January 19, 2010 - SUNNYVALE, CA - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2010  in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 15-17, 2010. The workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing education and training including CPU technologies, accelerators, networking, storage, software middleware and various applications. The workshop will also cover advanced topics such as MPI offloads, networking optimizations and will feature presenters from the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, Simula Research Laboratory, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, HPC Advisory Council professionals as well as technologists from various Independent Software Vendors and OEMs.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces World’s Fastest 120Gb/s Networking Demonstration During SC09

November 16, 2009 - SC09, PORTLAND, OR - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the largest demonstration of the industry’s fastest network during the SC09 conference (Nov.16-20) in Portland, Oregon --120Gb/s InfiniBand over SC09’s massive conference network - SCinet. The 120Gb/s demonstration will connect 23 exhibitors on the SC09 showroom floor for demonstrating leading solutions and technologies for high-performance computing such as MPI application offloads and high-speed visualization that will enable real-time 3D navigation of full-scale automotive CAD models. Coupled with a high-resolution portable immersive system, the demonstration will allow visitors to literally walk in unedited automotive CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) models composed of millions of polygons.

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The HPC Advisory Council Announces China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program

September 21, 2009 - SUNNYVALE, CA - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced an updated agenda for the HPC Advisory Council China High-Performance Computing Workshop. The workshop will focus on efficient high-performance computing through best practices, future system capabilities through new hardware, software and computing environments and high-performance computing user experience. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements.

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HPC Advisory Council Announces New Programs and Workshops to Drive High-Performance Computing Outreach and Capabilities

June 16, 2009 - SUNNYVALE, CA - The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing outreach, and education, today announced that the council has expanded its educational and advisory programs to promote the expansion of high-performance computing in education, industry, and scientific applications. In addition to providing best practices for increasing the utilization, productivity and power efficiency for high-performance applications, the council will host world-wide HPC workshops in the US, Europe and Asia and will expand its research to include HPC as a Service (HPCaaS), virtualization, and HPC in a cloud.

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